• Genetic resources and Breeding
  • Botany, Physiology and Biotechnology
  • Crop management
  • Processing, Postharvest technology, Traditions
  • Autochthonous species, local and old cultivars




Sunday, October 14

Reception of the Park Hotel Sankt Peterburg, Plovdiv


Registration of participants


Welcome Event

Monday, October 15,

Hall Druzhba of the Park Hotel Sankt Peterburg, Plovdiv

8:30 - 10:00

Registration of participants




Chairman: Lilyana Nacheva

10:30 – 11:00

Avanzato, D. - Role of Man and Climate change on the erosion of PGRs and actions to protect them, with special focus to Nuts

11:00 – 11:20

Bozhkova, V. - Study of natural habitats of fruit species in the region of the village 'Stanchov han', Northern Bulgaria

11:20 – 11:40

Macit, I. - Local apple cultivars in Western Black Sea Region in Turkey

11:40 – 14:00

Picture and Lunch

14:00 – 14:20

Martinussen, I. - Nordic wild berries - properties and potential

14:20 – 14:40

Mezhenskyj, V. - Сollecting sorboid plants for their horticultural merit and use in breeding work in Ukraine

14:40 – 15:00

Treesaksri, S. - Effect of NAA and BA on Leaf culture of Paphiopedilum niveum Reichenb.Pfitz

15:00 – 15:20

Park, Y. - Phenolic compounds and free sugars in the fruit of hawthorn (Crataegus pinnaitifida Bunge) selected from wild in Korea

15:20 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 18:00

Poster presentation and discussion

Tuesday, October, 16

Hall Druzhba of the Park Hotel Sankt Peterburg, Plovdiv


Chairman: Valentina Bozhkova

9:00 – 9:20

Serbezova, D. - Old local Bulgarian pear varieties

9:20 – 9:40

Vahdati, K. - The role of chilling requirements and heat accumulation on the late-leafing walnut cultivars

9:40 – 10:00

Demirsoy, L. - Local sweet cherry cultivars from Amasya in Turkey

10:00 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:20

Demirsoy, H. - Identification of the genetic relationship between local cultivars and some sweet cherries

11:20 – 11:40

Uckun, A. - The effects of chemical fruit thinning on yield and quality in Gemlik olive variety

11:40 – 12:00

Aydin, E. - Propagation of some mahaleb genotypes as a candidate rootstock for cherries in vitro

12:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:20

Demirsoy, L. - Cracking resistance of sweet cherry genotypes in Kerasun (preliminary results)

14:20 – 14:40

Demirsoy, H. - Evaluation as dwarf rootstock of some sweet cherry genotypes from Turkey

14:40 – 15:00

Malchev, S. - Pomological studies of Bulgarian cultivars and forms of cornelian cherry (Cornus mas L.)

15:00 – 15:40

Coffee break

15:40 – 17:00

Poster presentation and discussion

17:00 – 17:30


19:30 - 23:00


Wednesday, October, 17

Fruit Growing Institute  and Old town of Plovdiv

9:00 - 11:00

Visit of the Fruit Growing Institute – Plovdiv where you will be able to see our trial orchards and the oldest pecan tree (Carya illinoinensis )

11:00 - 13:00

Visit to old town of Plovdiv with a professional guide


PP 1

J. Pumnuan, T. Sannongmueang, T. Inyod and A. Insung - Insecticidal properties of bastard oleaster (Elaeagnus Latifolia L.) Extracts against diamondback moth (Plutella Xylostella L.)

PP 2

T. Sannongmueang, J. Pumnuan, T. Inyod and A. Insung - Effectiveness of bastard oleaster (Elaeagnus Latifolia L.) Extracts against the nymph of mealybug (phenacoccus manihoti matile-ferrero)

PP 3

Z. Rankova, T. Moskova and  M. Tityanov - Some weeds species' better than pharmaceutical products

PP 4

N. Giugea, D. C. Calugaru, L. C. Maracineanu and S. Gorjan - Study on the evaluation of autochthonous genetic resoueces of vine in Drăgăşani vineyard - Romania

PP 5

A. Zhivondov, S. Malchev, K. Vasileva, S. Pandova and Y. Bozhikova - Biometric characteristics and chemical composition of local forms of jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.)

PP 6

S. Levchenko, V. Volynkin, A. Polulyakh, I. Vasylyk and V. Likhovskoi -  Autochthonous grape species, varieties and cultivars of Crimea

PP 7

M. Nesheva, V. Bozhkova and S. Milusheva - ˈSilistrenska rannaˈ Bulgarian local cultivar in apricot breeding

PP 8

S. Cosmulescu and F. G. Calusaru - Phenotypic variability of wild plum fruits (Prunus Spinosa L.) in genotypes from spontaneous flora in Southern Oltenia, Romania

PP 9

S. Cosmulescu, F. Scrieciu and O. Iordanescu - Some pomological and physical characteristics of medlar (Mespilus Germanica L.) genotypes

PP 10

Y. Park, Jae-Hee Kim, Sea-Hyun Kim and Yong-Wook Kim - Evaluation of antioxidant capacity and total phenolics in Korean wild hardy kiwi (Actinidia Arguta) during fruit ripening

PP 11

S. Kim, M. S. Kim, Y. K. Kim and Y. Park - Flower morphological characteristics of selected population and estimation of selection effect of Cornus officinalis S. et Z

PP 12

S. Kim, K. M. Seop, Y. K. Kim and Y. Park - Development of seeds, fruits, and floral buds of Dendropanax Morbifera LEV

PP 13

S. Radicevic, S. Maric, R. Cerovic, N. Milosevic and S. M. Paunovic - In situ characterization of some sweet and sour cherry autochthonous genotypes in West Serbia region

PP 14

S. Maric, S. Radicevic, N. Milosevic, M. Lukic and M. Djordjevic - The polymorphism of acs1 and aco1 genes in some malus species

PP 15

M. A Ockun, Y. C. Gerçek, G. C. Oz, L. Demirsoy, I. Macit, E. Aydin and H. Demirsoy - Antioxidant capacity and phytochemical properties of local sweet cherries in North Anatolia

PP 16

Z. Rankova and N. Prodanova-Marinova - Phytotoxic response of the traditional grapevine variety Bolgar to the herbicide lumax 538 sc and its overcoming

PP 17

N. Christov, D. Serbezova and A. Stoeva - Bulgarian old local sweet cherry varieties

PP 18

S. Gandev, V. Nikolova, D. Dimanov, P. Ivanov and A. Dimitrov - Walnut propagation of local varieties and forms by in vitro techniques and hot callus method

PP 19

S. Gandev - Agrobiological evaluation of the local walnut cultivars Izvor 10 and Sheynovo in the climatic conditions of southern Bulgaria

PP 20

S. Levchenko, E. Ostroukhova, V. Likhovskoi, V. Volynkin, I. Peskova and I. Vasylyk - The dynamics of the phenolic complex of grapes during ripening: comparison of Crimean autochthonous and classical cultivars

PP 21

L. Nacheva - In vitro establishment and culture of caucasian whorthleberry (Vaccinium Arctostaphylos L.)

PP 22

L. Nacheva, P. Gercheva, A. Zhivondov and S. Malchev - Improvement of the rooting of micropropagated Pistacia Terebinthus L

PP 23

H. Gao, H. Chen, H. Mu, Q. Han and W. Wu - Oxidative deterioration of hickory (Carya Cathayensis SARG.) and development of anti-oxidation control technology

PP 24

K. Vahdati and S. S. Khorami - Exploration and exploitation of walnut genetic diversity to control late-spring frost in walnut trees